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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787697/rehabilitation-practice-patterns-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-survey-of-physical-therapists
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Elliot M Greenberg, Eric T Greenberg, Jeffrey Albaugh, Eileen Storey, Theodore J Ganley
Study Design Cross-sectional survey. Background Recovery from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) requires an intensive course of post-operative rehabilitation. Although guidelines outlining evidence-based rehabilitation recommendations have been published, the actual practice patterns of physical therapists are unknown. Objectives To analyze the current landscape of clinical practice as it pertains to rehabilitation progression and the use of time and objective criteria following ACLR. Methods An online survey was distributed to members of the orthopaedics, sports and private practice sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) between January and March 2017...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782463/gut-microbiota-probiotics-and-sport-from-clinical-evidence-to-agonistic-performance
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Marco Pane, Angela Amoruso, Francesca Deidda, Teresa Graziano, Serena Allesina, Luca Mogna
Human beings harbor clusters of bacteria in different parts of the body, such as the surface or the deep layers of the skin, the mouth, the lungs, the intestine, the vagina, and all the surfaces exposed to the outer world. The majority of microbes resides in the gut, have a weighty influence on human physiology and nutrition and are vital for human life. There is growing evidence showing that the gut microbiota plays important roles in the maturation of the immune system and the protection against some infectious agents...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782305/tatami-mats-a-source-of-pitted-keratolysis-in-a-martial-arts-athlete
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Anamaria Balić, Zrinka Bukvić Mokos, Branka Marinović, Daniela Ledić Drvar
Dear Editor, Pitted keratolysis (PK), also known as keratosis plantaris sulcatum, is a non-inflammatory, bacterial, superficial cutaneous infection, characterized by many discrete superficial crateriform ''pits'' and erosions in the thickly keratinized skin of the weight-bearing regions of the soles of the feet (1). The disease often goes unnoticed by the patient, but when it is noticed it is because of the unbearable malodor and hyperhidrosis of the feet, which are socially unacceptable and cause great anxiety to many of the patients...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757061/exercise-induced-laryngeal-obstruction-in-athletes-contributory-factors-and-treatment-implications
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Liv-Jorunn Kolnes, Trine Stensrud
Otherwise healthy adolescent athletes presenting with respiratory symptoms consistent with exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO) are frequently encountered in clinical practice. The symptoms are often incorrectly considered to result from exercise-induced asthma, and may be wrongly treated as such. Given the potential implications for health and performance if EILO is left untreated, a more comprehensive understanding of contributory mechanisms is essential in order to create appropriate treatment procedures...
May 14, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710001/-current-status-of-onychomycosis-topical-therapy-conducted-at-home
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Yoshitaka Yoneta, Yoshihiro Imazu, Emiko Uchida, Katsunori Yamaura, Junko Suzuki
 Patients usually consult a dermatologist for the treatment of onychomycosis. However, in the case of home care, visiting nurses may assist with bathing, which offers the opportunity to observe patients' feet for possible signs of onychomycosis without causing anxiety. It is estimated that more than 30% of patients receiving home care have onychomycosis. Before the approval of efinaconazole, healthcare personnel hesitated to treat onychomycosis because of: 1) possible side effects, especially liver dysfunction and pain due to repeated blood collection, as a major goal of home care is to minimize pain; and 2) the questionable efficacy of previously available antifungal medications...
2018: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708569/performance-based-outcomes-following-lisfranc-injury-among-professional-american-football-and-rugby-athletes
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Sameer K Singh, Andrew George, Anish R Kadakia, Wellington K Hsu
Professional National Football League (NFL) and rugby athletes have high rates of Lisfranc injuries. Although favorable return-to-play rates have been previously reported, a thorough assessment of postinjury performance is lacking. Professional NFL and rugby athletes who sustained a Lisfranc injury were identified using a well-established protocol confirmed by multiple sources of the public record. Return-to-play rate and time to return were determined for each athlete. League participation and game performance were collected 1 season prior to injury and up to 3 seasons after injury...
April 27, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707442/the-functional-impact-of-breast-reconstruction-an-overview-and-update
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Jonas A Nelson, Iris T Lee, Joseph J Disa
As rates of bilateral mastectomy and immediate reconstruction rise, the aesthetic and psychosocial benefits of breast reconstruction are increasingly well understood. However, an understanding of functional outcome and its optimization is still lacking. This endpoint is critical to maximizing postoperative quality of life. All reconstructive modalities have possible functional consequences. Studies demonstrate that implant-based reconstruction impacts subjective movement, but patients' day-to-day function may not be objectively hindered despite self-reported disability...
March 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706347/the-effect-of-actn3-gene-doping-on-skeletal-muscle-performance
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Fleur C Garton, Peter J Houweling, Damjan Vukcevic, Lyra R Meehan, Fiona X Z Lee, Monkol Lek, Kelly N Roeszler, Marshall W Hogarth, Chrystal F Tiong, Diana Zannino, Nan Yang, Stephen Leslie, Paul Gregorevic, Stewart I Head, Jane T Seto, Kathryn N North
Loss of expression of ACTN3, due to homozygosity of the common null polymorphism (p.Arg577X), is underrepresented in elite sprint/power athletes and has been associated with reduced muscle mass and strength in humans and mice. To investigate ACTN3 gene dosage in performance and whether expression could enhance muscle force, we performed meta-analysis and expression studies. Our general meta-analysis using a Bayesian random effects model in elite sprint/power athlete cohorts demonstrated a consistent homozygous-group effect across studies (per allele OR = 1...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696446/photobiomodulation-effects-on-mrna-levels-from-genomic-and-chromosome-stabilization-genes-in-injured-muscle
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Larissa Alexsandra da Silva Neto Trajano, Eduardo Tavares Lima Trajano, Luiz Philippe da Silva Sergio, Adilson Fonseca Teixeira, Andre Luiz Mencalha, Ana Carolina Stumbo, Adenilson de Souza da Fonseca
Muscle injuries are the most prevalent type of injury in sports. A great number of athletes have relapsed in muscle injuries not being treated properly. Photobiomodulation therapy is an inexpensive and safe technique with many benefits in muscle injury treatment. However, little has been explored about the infrared laser effects on DNA and telomeres in muscle injuries. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate photobiomodulation effects on mRNA relative levels from genes related to telomere and genomic stabilization in injured muscle...
April 26, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690525/quadrilateral-space-syndrome-diagnosis-and-clinical-management
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Patrick T Hangge, Ilana Breen, Hassan Albadawi, M Grace Knuttinen, Sailendra G Naidu, Rahmi Oklu
Quadrilateral space syndrome (QSS) is a rare disorder characterized by axillary nerve and posterior humeral circumflex artery (PHCA) compression within the quadrilateral space. Impingement is most frequently due to trauma, fibrous bands, or hypertrophy of one of the muscular borders. Diagnosis can be complicated by the presence of concurrent traumatic injuries, particularly in athletes. Since many other conditions can mimic QSS, it is often a diagnosis of exclusion. Conservative treatment is often first trialed, including physical exercise modification, physical therapy, and therapeutic massage...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673797/non-invasive-multi-modality-approach-to-treating-plantar-fasciitis-a-case-study
#11
Tamsin Lee
Plantar fasciitis, also referred to as plantar heel pain, is a common foot pathology among runners and other athletes. The clinical guidelines of the 2014 Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association states, non-invasive therapies including manual therapy, stretching, taping, foot orthoses and night splints are recommended as primary interventions. Recent studies suggest acupuncture may be an effective treatment compared to standard treatment for long-term relief. This case study reports the effects of a multi-modality approach including massage, gua sha, bleeding, acupuncture and moxibustion to treat acute plantar heel pain...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671490/common-running-injuries-evaluation-and-management
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Michael J Arnold, Aaron L Moody
Running is a common form of exercise but predisposes athletes to several running-related injuries. Most running injuries are due to overuse and respond to conservative treatment. Tendinopathies in the patellar, Achilles, and hamstring tendons are common, and are primarily treated with eccentric exercise. Iliotibial band syndrome and patellofemoral pain syndrome are less common than patellar tendinopathy and are treated by strengthening exercises for the core and legs in addition to flexibility exercises. Acute hamstring strains and medial tibial stress syndrome require a period of relative rest, followed by stretching and graded return to activity...
April 15, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658807/effect-of-bright-light-therapy-on-delayed-sleep-wake-cycle-and-reaction-time-of-athletes-participating-in-the-rio-2016-olympic-games
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João Paulo P Rosa, Andressa Silva, Dayane F Rodrigues, Mário Antônio Simim, Fernanda V Narciso, Sergio Tufik, Jorge J Bichara, Sebastian Rafael D Pereira, Sidney C Da Silva, Marco Tulio de Mello
This study investigated the effect of using an artificial bright light on the entrainment of the sleep/wake cycle as well as the reaction times of athletes before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A total of 22 athletes from the Brazilian Olympic Swimming Team were evaluated, with the aim of preparing them to compete at a time when they would normally be about to go to bed for the night. During the 8-day acclimatization period, their sleep/wake cycles were assessed by actigraphy, with all the athletes being treated with artificial light therapy for between 30 and 45 min (starting at day 3)...
April 16, 2018: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657436/upper-extremity-weightlifting-injuries-diagnosis-and-management
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Kayvon Golshani, Mark E Cinque, Peter O'Halloran, Kenneth Softness, Laura Keeling, J Ryan Macdonell
Common upper extremity injuries in resistance training athletes include muscle strains, ligament sprains, pectoralis major tendon ruptures, distal biceps tendon ruptures, and chronic shoulder pain and capsulolabral injuries. While each injury is unique in its specific anatomic location and mechanism, each is preventable with proper exercise technique, safety and maintenance of muscle balance. Conservative treatment is the therapeutic modality of choice and these injuries generally resolve with workout modification, appropriate recovery, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651510/-vomiting-and-collapse-of-a-28-year-old-male-long-distance-runner-in-middle-european-summer
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J Herold, A Mitrasch, E Lorenz, U Lodes, I Tanev, R Braun-Dullaeus, F Meyer
BACKGROUND: Hyperthermia often ends fatally and must therefore be promptly recognized and adequately treated. CASE: A 28-year-old man participated in a long-distance race (3 km) on a hot summer day (28 °C). The runner collapsed, had to vomit but continued the run and reached the finish. Neurologically, the patient presented with intermittent cerebral seizures. External cooling batteries were immediately applied and cold infusions were started. The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit of the university hospital (body temperature 40...
April 12, 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623750/considerations-in-the-diagnosis-and-accelerated-return-to-sport-of-a-professional-basketball-player-with-a-triceps-surae-injury-a-case-report
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Philip A Anloague, Donald S Strack
Study Design Case report. Background Acute injuries of the triceps surae and Achilles tendon are common in sports. Rupture of the plantaris tendon can be challenging to diagnose. There is limited evidence detailing the diagnosis, rehabilitation, and accelerated return to sport of elite professional basketball players who have suffered calf injuries. Case Description A 25-year-old male professional basketball player sustained injury to his calf during a professional basketball game. This case report details the presumptive diagnosis, graduated progression of intervention, and return to play of a professional sports person with a likely isolated plantaris tendon tear...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601207/nonsurgical-treatments-of-patellar-tendinopathy-multiple-injections-of-platelet-rich-plasma-are-a-suitable-option-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Luca Andriolo, Sante Alessandro Altamura, Davide Reale, Christian Candrian, Stefano Zaffagnini, Giuseppe Filardo
BACKGROUND: Patellar tendinopathy is a condition characterized by anterior knee activity-related pain. It has a high incidence among athletes engaged in jumping sports and may become a chronic condition. Nonoperative management is the first choice in these patients, and several nonsurgical treatment options have been proposed. Nonetheless, clear indications on the most effective approach to address patellar tendinopathy are still lacking. PURPOSE: To analyze the evidence on nonoperative options to treat chronic patellar tendinopathy through a systematic review of the literature and to perform a meta-analysis to identify the most effective nonsurgical option...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593438/glenohumeral-internal-rotation-deficit-in-throwing-athletes-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Michael B Rose, Thomas Noonan
Glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD) is an adaptive process in which the throwing shoulder experiences a loss of internal rotation (IR). GIRD has most commonly been defined by a loss of >20° of IR compared to the contralateral shoulder. Total rotational motion of the shoulder is the sum of internal and external rotation and may be more important than the absolute value of IR loss. Pathologic GIRD has been defined as a loss of IR combined with a loss of total rotational motion. The leading pathologic process in GIRD is posterior capsular and rotator-cuff tightness, due to the repetitive cocking that occurs with the overhead throwing motion...
2018: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584538/reducing-fear-of-reinjury-and-pain-perception-among-athletes-with-first-time-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstructions-by-implementing-imagery-training
#19
Rosa M Rodriguez, Ashley Marroquin, Nicole Cosby
Injuries are an inevitable part of competitive sports as well a recreational activities. Research shows that one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints that accounts for approximately 48 out of 1,000 patients are knee related injuries.1 As noted, approximately nine percent of these knee complaints are related to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.2 ,3 The ACL is commonly injured in contact sports via a non-contact action such as planting, cutting, landing on a hyperextended knee, or pivoting and sudden deceleration...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584523/brain-behavior-mechanisms-for-the-transfer-of-neuromuscular-training-adaptions-to-simulated-sport-initial-findings-from-the-train-the-brain-project
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Dustin R Grooms, Adam W Kiefer, Michael A Riley, Jonathan D Ellis, Staci Thomas, Katie Kitchen, Christopher DiCesare, Scott Bonnette, Brooke Gadd, Kim D Barber Foss, Weihong Yuan, Paula Silva, Ryan Galloway, Jed Diekfuss, James Leach, Kate Berz, Gregory D Myer
CONTEXT: A limiting factor for reducing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk is ensuring that the movement adaptions made during the prevention program transfer to sport-specific activity. Virtual reality provides a mechanism to assess transferability and neuroimaging provides a means to assay the neural processes allowing for such skill transfer. OBJECTIVE: To determine the neural mechanisms for injury risk reducing biomechanics transfer to sport after ACL injury prevention training...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
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